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Double Sided Pneumonia
Both lungs: This is not a precise medical term, can be be used when there is evidence of infection in both lungs, as such it is potentially more severe, but in reality may not be. For example a viral pneumonia can have xray findings suggesting both lungs are affected but the consequences in terms of the infection may be milder than a severe bacterial infection that extensively involves one lung. ...Read more
What to do if I have mild pneumonia and the sides of my neck have hurt a little bit and is it because of the pneumonia?
I have pneumonia, and this caused a pain in my left side (lower torso), i moved a little suddenly today now the pain is worse, should I worry?
It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Pain on right side of back in the mid area, specifically when coughing , after recovering from pneumonia a month prior to pain getting worse?
Pleurisy: Probable residual of the pneumonia. After having pneumonia and waiting for a few weeks should always have a follow- up chest x-ray to make sure there is full resolution of the shadows on the x- ray and to make sure there are no obstructing tumor masses. Also to look for an effusion of fluid into the chest cavity, which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more
I had double pneumonia before but i was just wondering how do you get pneumonia just so i know what to look for.. Thanks hope to hear from you.?
Pneumonia: You can get this in numerous ways, most commonly by aspiration of bacteria from the upper respiratory tract, with the risk increased in smokers, immunosuppressed persons, diabetics, people with underlying lung disease, etc. Symptoms include fever, chest pain, shortness of air, production of coughed sputum looking like pus, sometimes with blood. Other symptoms may also occur. ...Read more
No symptom of pneumonia but X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia.. What it could be as there is no symptom?
Many causes: Patchy infiltrates on chest xray are a non-specific finding that could be related to many different causes/conditions. In someone who is asymptomatic (like you), a detailed history, physical examination and further testing (if required) based on individual risk factors can help find the cause. Please talk to a lung specialist for further work up. I recommend treating the patient, not the xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend been coughing for 1-3 weeks. She thinks she had bronchitis/pneumonia but she wasn't diagnosed. I double dipped with her. Will I get sick now?
Doubtful: Infections come and go...As a general rule, a patient is most likely to spread germs in the beginning of the illness. Fevers can correlate to this risk period. Soon, tho, the immune system (with or without the help of antibiotics/doctors) should kick in and knock out the germs. Some symptoms can remain i.e. coughing, but the person is less of an infectious risk. Lots of caveats here-see MD if Qs. ...Read more
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